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Dia De Los Toadies

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Two Thursdays ago during happy hour at Lola’s Saloon, Toadies frontman Vaden Todd Lewis and drummer Mike Reznicek said they’re bringin’ it on home. Their 6th Annual Dia De Los Toadies will take place Sept. 13-14 in Fort W...


Oh Whitney and Donald Fagen got some recording done in Mexico but are now in Fort Worth to finish the project.

Oh Donald

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The Donald is in town. No, not the bilious gas-bag with the orange combover. The Donald. Donald Fagen, the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame member and co-author with Walter Becker of some of the sweetest, most delicious jazz-infl...



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Cool Lola’s Gets Blackbox

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Lola’s owner Brian Forella recently made an off-handed comment about his club that broke my heart a little. Apparently, he said, in the glittery, buzzing universe of the West 7th Street corridor, Lola’s is not as important ...


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Way to Go, Euphio

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An artist-run label formed to take advantage of power in numbers, Euphio Records is another little something that wouldn’t have been conceivable as few as two or three years ago. But thanks to the simplicity afforded by digit...



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We Heart Sparkle Tunnel

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Not counting what you see at wedding receptions, perhaps the most common form of dee-jaying is the kind on display seemingly every night in swanky Dallas nightclubs, if we’re to believe our friends at the Dallas Observer, who...


Once again Fort Worth booking and management agency Blackbox Presents will join Dallas' Bergen Management and put on a nonsanctioned showcase during South-by. Expect a lot of Texas bands. And another great turnout.

Austin Callin’

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Part of the fun of South by Southwest, the music festival and conference that takes place in Austin every year, is tucking your badge away and hitting some nonsanctioned showcases, where you can really see a regional advantage ...



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Hoogie Boogie Land, Tex.

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So I’m broke, and the year I elect to stay home instead of go to Austin for South by Southwest, the annual international music festival and conference (March 12-17), is shaping up to be one of the most Fort-friendly South-bys...


Fungi Girls, The Longshots, War Party, SpiderFriends, and Siberian Traps are just some of the local underground bands to contribute to the inaugural compilation album by Lo-Life Recordings and Dreamy Soundz Records, Group Therapy Vol. 1.

So Dreamy

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One Sunday in November, The Where House on the Near Southside opened its doors to some of the best bands in North Texas’ underground scene. War Party, Doom Ghost, Mailman, SpiderFriends, Siberian Traps, and several other punk...



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What’s Local in No-Man’s Land?

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I admit, I’m having a hard time keeping track of which musicians are “Fort Worth-based” and which ones are from Dallas, Denton, or beyond. Even more screwy, I’ve had my ear low enough to the ground to know that some ban...


Around $8,500 in musical equipment was lost when this Near Southside garage apartment was set ablaze recently.

Benefits of Fire and Flood

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From the looks of things, an old mattress had been set on fire. The flames rose to engulf the garage apartment above, the practice space and home-recording studio of Ricky Williford of local proto-punks Big Fiction and popular ...